Author: Peter Corbin

Peter Corbin is a student at PrattMWP. He was born and raised in a small town in New York. Currently studying Communications Design, his work focuses on illustration, sculpture, writing, and poetry.




THE MANDELA EFFECT refers to a phenomenon in which a large number of people share false memories of past events. The Mandela Effect fascinates many due to the commonality of the memories, such as The Bearenstein Bears being The Bearenstain Bears. It has sparked a popular theory that we are constantly passing through alternate universe, or that we live in a virtual reality.

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My PROJECT TRUTH graphic displays the word “TRUTH” being cut up by a large question mark, to represent how we are constantly questioning our reality and our uncertainty of what is real (or true) and what is fake.

Peter Corbin is a student at PrattMWP. He was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York. Currently studying Communications Design with a focus on Illustration, he also does work in graphic design, branding, writing, and P.R.



The Mandela Effect is a psychological phenomenon, currently recognized by large populations of people in the U.S. incorrectly remembering icons from pop culture. Famous examples of this include many remembering The Bearenstain Bears as The Berenstein Bears, Oscar Mayer as Oscar Meyer, and Forrest Gump’s iconic quote “Like was like a box of chocolates” as “Life is like a box of chocolates.”

As communities starting connecting over these memories, theories started to arise as to how this phenomenon could happen. There’s the argument that their memories just aren’t real – human memory is incredibly malleable and it is easy to recall something that is false. However, others prefer to believe that we are sliding back and forth between parallel realities / alternate universes. Or that we are living in a simulated reality that has “glitched.” These are ideas that are possible, however, there is not a huge amount of evidence to support it. Astrophysicists, such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson, have said that “it’s very likely the universe is a simulation.” We can’t know these things for sure, but the opportunity to ponder them is interesting.